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Candy Rutledge

Omaha Nebraska
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  • Die for Me: A Novel of the Valentine Killer

  • By: Cynthia Eden
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 331
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 291
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 292

Katherine Cole thought her fiancé was the perfect man - until he turned out to be the perfect killer. He left his victims stabbed through the heart holding a telltale single red rose and was deemed the Valentine Killer. Three years ago he vanished. Now he’s back. And he’s hunting the one who got away. In New Orleans, Katherine dared to hope she was finally safe, yet somehow he found her. This time, Katherine won’t just sit silently by; she’ll do anything to stop the monster she once loved, even trust the sexy cop promising to keep her safe.…

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Don't understand the bad reviews

  • By Luv2Read on 05-29-14

Perfect

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-08-15

The perfect mix of suspense and romance. Can't wait for the next book. I will be in search for a previous book in this series.

  • Dangerous Waters

  • By: Toni Anderson
  • Narrated by: Emily Beresford
  • Length: 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 519
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 439
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 436

Investigating the discovery of the body, Sergeant Holly Rudd knows she’s an unwelcome presence in the close-knit community of Bamfield. But she doesn’t expect the residents to be spooked by the mere sight of her. What rattles Holly even more, though, is her overwhelming desire for diver and former Special Forces soldier Finn Carver. Finn has no doubt that the corpse he found while diving was a victim of foul play - just as there’s no doubt that he wants Holly.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Boringly Dissapointed

  • By Lia on 01-05-18

Riveting

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-06-15

Exciting. Great narration. Intriguing depiction of characters. Riveting story line. Plot twists unpredictable. I look forward to more from this author.

2 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Sacrifice

  • Detective Jane Candiotti, Book 3
  • By: Clyde Phillips
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 10 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 98
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 81

On a cold, foggy night, two lives are cut short. The first: Philip Iverson, a billionaire philanthropist shot to death in a hotel parking structure. The second: Willie Temple, a homeless man stabbed through the heart on an abandoned San Francisco pier. The murders of such disparate men can’t possibly be connected…can they? SFPD Lieutenant Jane Candiotti is still coming to terms with her promotion and her marriage to Detective Kenny Marks when the Iverson and Temple cases land in her lap.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Twists and turns

  • By TK on 05-04-16

Great story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-15

Interesting writer. Many plot twists. Narration well done. Awaiting next book to be narrated. Easy to follow thru the changes in plot

  • Blindsided

  • Detective Jane Candiotti, Book 2
  • By: Clyde Phillips
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 11 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 91
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 94

San Francisco homicide detective Jane Candiotti never shies away from the risks of the job. Now she’s finally ready to gamble on her personal life, inviting her partner and boyfriend Kenny Marks to move in. But just when domestic bliss settles in, Skip Lacey, an ex-cop turned junkie, is found brutally murdered, his eyes gouged out with a spoon. He is the first—but he won’t be the last.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Another surprise twist at the end!

  • By Wayne on 09-16-15

New on my favorite authors list

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-18-15

Very intriguing with many unexpected lot twists. I am looking forward to the next audio book.

This narrator is finally growing on me. Good character differentiation and gender pitch.

  • Lost Things

  • By: John Rector
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 2 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 54
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 53

Fresh out of college, Evan has everything going for him: a good job, a beautiful fiancée, and the prospect of making partner at his firm. Then one night, with one bad decision, his dream life turns into a nightmare of cover-ups and lies. It begins as one last drunken celebration with his old friend Peter but ends with a deadly confrontation so heinous the two make a pact to never tell anyone about it - not even the police. The truth has a way of getting out, however, and the truth about Peter is far more dangerous than Evan could have ever imagined.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Gasping

  • By Tara on 04-02-13

Interesting story

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Would have been more satisfied with a true ending. Very ominous end of story. I am learning that this author does not build his characters in depth. They are just part of the storyline.

Great narration. Great production

  • Already Gone

  • By: John Rector
  • Narrated by: Malcolm Hillgartner
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 122
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 110
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 112

Jake Reese is a writing teacher at an American university. He lives in a small brick Tudor close to campus with his art-buyer wife, Diane. His life is quiet - ordinary even. And he likes it that way. But it wasn’t always quiet. Jake’s distant past was a life on the streets, inflicting damage and suffering on more people than he can count. And now someone from his past, it seems, has come looking for him.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • My time is already gone!

  • By T.D. on 07-11-12

Good story line

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-15

Entertaining. Good plot twists Dark. Felt like there were a couple of loose ends. Would like more character building. Like this author. Will be interested to see how his writing evolves with experience.

  • The Grove

  • By: John Rector
  • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
  • Length: 5 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 56
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 52

In John Rector’s dark and fascinating psychological thriller, The Grove, farmer Dexter McCray becomes both detective and suspect. He is a man fighting to escape a troubled past, but after waking from an alcoholic blackout to discover his tractor stuck in a ditch and the body of a teenage girl in the cottonwood grove bordering his cornfield, he wonders if it’s a fight he cannot win. In the hopes of proving his innocence, he sets out to find the truth.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • A waste of time!!

  • By Wayne on 05-09-17

Enjoyed

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Entertaining. Somewhat predictable Great narration Helped pass the time while working on a mundane project. Curious about ore from this author.

  • Chasing the Sun

  • A Novel
  • By: Natalia Sylvester
  • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 43
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 32

Andres suspects his wife has left him - again. Then he learns that the unthinkable has happened: She’s been kidnapped. Set in Lima, Peru, in a time of civil and political unrest, this evocative novel is a perfect marriage of domestic drama and suspense. Too much time and too many secrets have come between Andres and Marabela, but now that she’s gone, he’d do anything to get her back. Or will he? As Marabela slips farther away, Andres must decide whether they still have something worth fighting for, and exactly what he’ll give up to bring her home.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not my cup of tea

  • By Candy Rutledge on 03-08-15

Not my cup of tea

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-08-15

Good writing and performance. Very predictable

Like this narrator. Will generally finish a book he is reforming even if I'm not crazy about the book

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Blank Slate

  • By: Tiffany Snow
  • Narrated by: Tanya Eby
  • Length: 10 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 544
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 471
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 470

As a cyber-hacker born into a family of thieves, Clarissa O’Connell thinks she’s seen the worst the criminal underworld has to offer - until her brother is arrested and she’s forced into a pact with the notorious crime boss known only as Solomon to free him. For FBI agent Erik Langston, the world is divided into black and white, wrong and right. So he’s made it his life’s mission to hunt down Solomon. When Clarissa’s cyberattacks begin to topple Solomon’s enemies, Erik is hot on her trail, believing her to be the key to bringing down Solomon and his empire.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very Good Story! Great Narration too!

  • By Tracy T on 07-05-16

Interesting story line

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-04-15

Unexpected Twists and turns throughout the story were unpredictable. Laughed out loud a few times at clever humor. Very enjoyable.

  • Point of No Return

  • Kathleen Turner, Book 5
  • By: Tiffany Snow
  • Narrated by: Angela Dawe
  • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 309
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 272

Kathleen Turner wasn’t expecting to fall in love when she came to Indianapolis a year ago, much less with two very different men. And not just any men: Brothers. Blane Kirk, former SEAL turned attorney, is every woman’s dream man. He’s also a playboy who changes women as often as he changes his tie, and trying to hold on to Blane could only break Kathleen’s heart.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • 12hrs for 3 hrs of story

  • By Shelley on 03-22-16

Good wrap up

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-25-15

Wrapped up the story well. Did leave loose ends. Finally used to the narrator so she is less distracting. Good story line.